Netflix has announced that its upcoming World War II film, ‘Six Triple Eight’ will be directed, written, and produced by Tyler Perry. The plot will be based on the 6888th Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-black, all-female battalion in the World War II effort.
The screenplay is an adaptation of an article by Kevin M. Hymel published in WWII History Magazine by Sovereign Media.
According to the official synopsis:
“Six Triple Eight tells the inspiring true story of the incredible and brave women of the only all-black, all-female World War 2 Battalion. These 855 women joined the war effort with little knowledge of what exactly they would be doing, but were quickly given the mission of a lifetime: sort through and fix the three-year backlog of undelivered mail.
“A herculean task, that most thought to be impossible, the women not only succeeded but did it in half the time they were given. Facing discrimination, unfamiliar land, and a war-torn country, they persevered and sorted over 17 million pieces of mail, reconnecting American soldiers with their families and loved ones back home.
“The motto that kept them going each day was one they created themselves: “No Mail, Low Morale.” The women of the 6888 weren’t just delivering mail, they were delivering hope.”
The story will finally be told after almost 75 years and on March 14, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the bill for these women to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’s highest honor.
‘Six Triple Eight’ will be Perry’s fourth film for Netflix after ‘Fall From Grace’, ‘A Madea Homecoming’, and ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’.